Iíd also like to say thisÖ What Iím working on Iíd classify as Americana. Itís not from New Jersey, itís not The Gaslight Anthem, in fact, itís not even mine, but itís oursÖ Iím looking to the people who used folk and country music as a tradition and took what was past and moved forward. Wilco, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, the Highwaymen, Bob Dylan, etcÖ Iím not writing about straw hats and gin joints. Iím not writing about nostalgia or a time I wasnít born it. Iím writing about the last two years of my life since we wrote handwritten. This project is going to be based on things I learned early on musically, which were my motherís folk songs....
The earnest, passionate New Brunswick punk rock band will play Asbury Park on May 25 and 26 ó the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. The Hold Steady, the acclaimed Brooklyn outfit led by the witty, empathetic storyteller Craig Finn, opens the first show. The Felice Brothers, a folk-rock band with a bottle-swinging sound that anticipated Mumford and Sons, will support Gaslight at the second. Tickets for both shows go on sale through the Stone Pony on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Head over to RollingStone.com to check out The Gaslight Anthem's new 15-minute film, Every Word Handwritten, which charts "the lifespan of a single vinyl record and the effect it can have on different generations."
The Gaslight Anthem have released a charity poster created with El Jefe Design specifically to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in the band's home state of New Jersey. 100% of the proceeds will be split equally between Rebuild Recover and Architecture For Humanity's 'Rebuild Seaside Pier' effort.
The Gaslight Anthem are filming their music video for "Here Comes My Man" this Friday in the NYC/NJ area. If you are over 18 years old and want to be in the video, send an email with a photo and all of your contact information.
Head to the replies to watch Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem perform an acoustic set which includes a cover of Brand New's "Sowing Season." If you want to jump to the cover start watching the video at 8:15.
Set List Great Expectations
Old White Lincoln
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
The Diamond Church Street Choir
The '59 Sound
Too Much Blood
Here's Looking at You, Kid
We recently sat down and talked with the men behind The Gaslight Anthem's new video for "Handwritten." The video hit Vevo in the UK/Europe yesterday, and will be available in the US on Friday. The concept came from Gaslight drummer Benny Horowitz, and was directed by Kevin Slack. Check the replies to learn a little more about the process behind the film.
If you check out The Gaslight Anthemon StumbleUpon, you can Stumble the band's likes to access previews of all the songs on Handwritten. There is also a contest associated with the album previews - check out all the details here.